• 5 Ineffective approaches to VC funding in France

    April 30, 2013

    Although there are no guaranteed methods to successful VC funding in France, some approaches are doomed from the start. Here are five such missteps I’ve witnessed, all from just the past few months, and of course kept anonymous because I believe in second chances. Send me a blind teaser, aka Project X, containing such a […]

  • Losing Our Religion

    April 23, 2013

    I just returned Sunday following a week off the grid with family. Part of my travels took me through New York, during which I indulged on two of my favorite weaknesses: authentic New York bagels, and pastrami on rye from a Brooklyn deli. Of course, nowadays I don’t have to travel all the way to […]

  • Givers, Matchers, and Takers

    April 9, 2013

    An interesting conversation I enjoyed last week directed me toward some research by Adam Grant, a tenured professor of organizational psychology at Wharton. Grant’s research, on which he elaborates in his upcoming book, Give and Take, (and encapsulated in a great article by Susan Dominus in the NY Times Magazine), espouses the notion of how […]

  • Quaero: Sorry No Results Found

    April 2, 2013

    “Seek and ye shall find,” thundered Ed Harris from behind bars in a pitiful 1995 film called Just Cause that was a knock-off of Silence of the Lambs and In the Heat of the Night. Harris’ character, a wanna-be Hannibal Lecter, causing the whole movie theater to burst out laughing in ridicule at the over-the-top […]

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